The design plan was simple. We decided to stand four 4x4s up with four cross-beams. Four shorter pieces of wood were used to connect the whole structure together.
Four 2x4 boards, cut to 11 feet
Four 2x4 boards, cut to 3 feet
Decking Screws (3 inches)
A friend to help stand the structure up
1. Measure up 8 inches from the bottoms of your 4x4s and draw a line. Lay one 2x4 across two of your 4x4s (flush against the line), making sure there are 3.5 feet between the 4x4s. Repeat on second set of 4x4s. This will be your bottom shelf for your boats.
2. Measure up 2.5' from top of 2x4 and draw another line on your 4x4s. Screw another 2x4 to your 4x4s, flush against the line. The structure should look like a tic tac toe board:
3. With the help of a friend, stand the two structures up facing each other (2x4s on the outside of the 4x4s). Connect the two structures with your your shorter, 3' 2x4s. Screw the shorter boards to the insides of the 4x4s:
4. Fill the rack!
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